The need for quality care has not gone away, but the ability to deliver and afford to deliver that level of care is a continual issue."
Jeff Heaphy, partner and practice unit manager for continuing care for Plante & Moran consultants, finds "further consolidation in the marketplace with providers who are struggling to stay above water looking for exit strategies, most likely sales of buildings or sales of operating rights/CONs to other providers who are able to put in a more efficient cost delivery system for resident care."
In nearly every other country in the world, health care is a right of citizenship for people of all ages.
For 160 million people (62 percent of Americans under age 65), health care is a right of employment.
The advent of managed care
on a large scale in the late 1980s and early 1990s was centered on what employers needed most--immediate cost containment.
The implications of the GAO report are vital to the VA's long-term care
In seven out of seven measures of quality, the VA provided better care
The link between health care
costs and corporate failures is clear in at least two major industries, steel and airlines, and there's speculation that the auto industry could be next.
Over the past several decades, adolescents have gained many opportunities to receive confidential health care
services, particularly for concerns related to sexual activity, pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), substance abuse and mental health.
To achieve a "AAA" current state rating, nursing homes must meet exceptional quality of life and care
requirements, maintaining full compliance with all eldercare laws and regulations, and be free of any health deficiencies as noted by state and federal officials during the nursing home's most recent unannounced inspection survey, according to Carescout President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Bua.
is often provided by family members who have little or no formal health-care training, which may place patients at increased risk of health-care-associated infections not typically seen in hospitals.
It is difficult to categorize health care
professionals who work with environmental issues.
With the Department of Labor reporting that as of 1997-98 61.4 percent of families with children under the age of 6 had mothers employed full-time, it is time for the United States to provide high quality, publicly-supported child care
for all working mothers.
It's quite the rage these days to be mad at health care
insurers, particularly those offering managed care
For those who use formal long-term care
supports, the federal/state Medicaid program is the primary public payer, covering 31 percent of long-term care